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The Application of Risk Management Education Strategies to Mitigate Land Loss in Socially Disadvantaged Communities in East Texas through Transition and Estate Planning

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Landowners Assocation of Texas
Project Director: Billy Lawton (bclawton.ag@yahoo.com)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This project will address Land Loss in seven (7) persistence... More

2020-2022 Crop Insurance and Risk Management Education for New Hampshire Farmers

Award Amount: $88,785
Institution: University of New Hampshire
Project Director: Kenesha Reynolds (kenesha.reynolds@unh.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance
Summary
UNH Cooperative Extension, will partner with Farm Commons, Organization for Refugee... More

2020-21 Financial Viability Programming for Nebraska Women in Agriculture

Award Amount: $49,124
Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Project Director: Jessica Groskopf (jgroskopf2@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
According to United States Department of Agriculture, one-third of Nebraska's farm... More

A Bilingual Training and Education Program to Improve Practices that Affect Milk Quality

Award Amount: $39,709
Institution: University of Nebraska Lincoln
Project Director: Kimberly Clark (kimclark@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Many dairy farms hire Spanish speaking employees with little to... More

Advancing Farmworker Disaster Resilience

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Rhizobia LLC
Project Director: Natalia Pinzon Jimenez (natalia@nataliapinzon.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
The threat of wide-sweeping, rapid-burning wildfires has been compounding exponentially... More

Agriculture Human Resources Boot Camp III: Development of a Strategic HR Risk Management Plan

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Washington Farm Bureau
Project Director: Rick Gastelum (rgastelum@wsfb.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Agriculture is an industry that faces production, marketing, financial and legal... More

Agritourism Intensive 2020: Managing the Risks of Agritourism for California Farm and Ranch Diversification

Award Amount: $49,961
Institution: University of California, Davis
Project Director: Gail Feenstra (gwfeenstra@ucdavis.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This project delivers strategies for understanding, assessing the opportunities, and... More

Alabama Black Belt Risk Management Education Program

Award Amount: $99,068
Institution: DuBois Institute for Entrepreneurship
Project Director: Michael Jackson (mjackson@dife.us)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved Producers
Summary
DuBois Institute “Alabama Black Belt Risk Management Education Program” proposes... More

Assessment of Current Training Options and Gaps for Climate Variability Risk for Farmers in California

Award Amount: $5,000
Institution: CCOF Foundation
Project Director: Jessica Parr (jparr@ccof.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 Exploratory Projects
Summary
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Boosting rural economies through food innovation startup with mentored entrepreneurial support.

Award Amount: $26,053
Institution: University of Arkansas System, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service
Project Director: Amanda Philyaw Perez (aperez@uaex.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
The focus on local foods has potential to create opportunities to... More

Building a Resilient Risk Management Network for Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance

Award Amount: $37,930
Institution: Future Harvest, Inc.
Project Director: Carole Bernard (carole@futureharvestcasa.org)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance
Summary
As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, the critical role of resilient... More

Building Capacity to Educate and Develop Awareness of Risk Management and Crop Insurance Among Hawaii’s Underserved Producers

Award Amount: $55,000
Institution: University of Hawaii
Project Director: Shannon Sand (srsand@hawaii.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved
Summary
In recent years, Hawaii producers have faced adverse weather conditions... More

Building Resiliency by Protecting Specialty Crop and Livestock Farms

Award Amount: $85,116
Institution: National Center for Appropriate Technology
Project Director: Rockiell Woods (rockw@ncat.org)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved Producers
Summary
The goal of NCAT’s project is to build economic and... More

Building Resilient Farms by Reducing Risk and Increasing Profitability in Agroforestry

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology
Project Director: Amanda Kik (amanda@crosshatch.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Building Resilient Farms by Reducing Risk and Increasing Profitability in... More

California Farmers Build Fire Resilience

Award Amount: $5,000
Institution: Nuestra Comunidad
Project Director: Alma Bowen (nuestracomunidad707@yahoo.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 Exploratory Projects
Summary
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Connecting Farmers with Organic Crop Insurance Resources

Award Amount: $74,492
Institution: Center for Rural Affairs
Project Director: Johnathan Hladik (johnathanh@cfra.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved Producers
Summary
The Center for Rural Affairs will connect organic farmers in... More

Crop and Livestock Insurance Basics for Traditionally Undeserved Producers

Award Amount: $74,724
Institution: Oklahoma State University
Project Director: JJ Jones (jj.jones@okstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved Producers
Summary
Agriculture in Oklahoma endures economic burdens originating from depressed prices,... More

Crop Insurance Education for Dairy Producers, Native Americans and Other underserved producers

Award Amount: $54,936
Institution: Utah State University
Project Director: Ruby Ward (ruby.ward@usu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved
Summary
This project will address producers underserved by crop insurance with targeted... More

Decisions in Implementing Precision Dairy Technologies to Improve Dairy Farm Profitability and Labor Efficiency.

Award Amount: $49,223
Institution: Iowa State University
Project Director: Jennifer Bentley (jbentley@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This project will help guide the decision-making process for new... More

Developing a Drought Management Plan for the Ranch

Award Amount: $46,670
Institution: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Project Director: Justin Benavidez (benavidezjustin@tamu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Drought is an ever-present concern of Texas livestock and forage producers.... More

Developing Risk Management and Marketing Plans for Shellfish Growers, Women, and Beginning Farmers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts

Award Amount: $99,765
Institution: National Crop Insurance Services, Inc.
Project Director: Laurence Crane (laurencec@ag-risk.org)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance
Summary
Applied education consisting of sequential workshops, supplemented by personal assignments and... More

Development of an on-line 'Forage Basics' course for livestock and forage producers

Award Amount: $49,608
Institution: Auburn University
Project Director: Leanne Dillard (dillasa@auburn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This project will increase the scope and reach of forage risk... More

Economic & Legal Considerations for Hemp Production in Texas

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Project Director: Tiffany Dowell Lashmet (tdowell@tamu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
In the midst of low commodity prices, many Texas farmers... More

Effective Budgeting, Negotiation, and Management Strategies for Agricultural Land

Award Amount: $28,506
Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Project Director: Jim Jansen (jjansen4@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
The purpose of this project will be to address the current... More

Expanding Extension Risk Management Education Using Insurance and Non-Insurance Based Tools for Small Farmers and Ranchers in Selected Counties in Florida

Award Amount: $49,891
Institution: North-South Institute
Project Director: Samuel Scott (nsied2002@aol.com)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
The long-term goal of this project is to expand extension risk... More

Exploration of Demand for Farm Financial Resiliency Training

Award Amount: $3,000
Institution: Utah State University
Project Director: Ryan Larsen (ryan.larsen@usu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 Exploratory Projects
Summary
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EXPLORATORY STUDY TO UNDERSTAND RISK MANAGEMENT KNOWLEDGE OF PRODUCERS AT FARMER’S MARKETS

Award Amount: $5,000
Institution: Middle Tennessee State University
Project Director: Kishor Luitel (kishor.luitel@mtsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 Exploratory Projects ($5,000 maximum)
Summary
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Exploring Alternative Pest Management Techniques for Hemp: A Needs Assessment of Eastern Oregon and Southern Idaho Hemp Growers

Award Amount: $5,000
Institution: Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides
Project Director: Christina Stucker-Gassi (cstuckergassi@pesticide.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 Exploratory Projects
Summary
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F-A-R-M Education: Financial and Risk Management Education for Minority Populations and Limited Resource Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance

Award Amount: $100,000
Institution: Rural South Institute, Inc
Project Director: Tommie B. Teacher (rsi.ruralsouthinstitute@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved Producers
Summary
The Rural South Institute, in collaboration with Tri-State Rabbit Growers Association,... More

Farm Communication Coaching: A Four-Session Approach

Award Amount: $46,027
Institution: University of Maine
Project Director: Leslie Forstadt (leslie.forstadt@maine.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Farm Communication Coaching utilizes an evidence-based curriculum to assist farmers in... More

Farm Health and Safety Best Practice Training

Award Amount: $29,289
Institution: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County
Project Director: Jim O'Connell (jmo98@cornell.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Proposed topics: equipment safety, safe animal handling, zoonotic diseases, repetitive... More

Farm Pulse Continuum - In-Person and On-line Financial Management and Analysis Program

Award Amount: $49,955
Institution: The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
Project Director: Katie Wantoch (katie.wantoch@wisc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Wisconsin farmers are experiencing a prolonged period of significant financial... More

Farm Survival, Understanding the Role of Risk Exposure in Financial Decision Making

Award Amount: $26,447
Institution: University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Project Director: Glennis McClure (gmcclure3@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Producers make investment decisions based on the difference between expected revenue... More

Financial Analysis for the Ages

Award Amount: $48,886
Institution: Illinois FBFM
Project Director: Robert Rhea (bobrhea@adams.net)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This project occurs during a period of negative farmer returns... More

First Aid/CPR Training: Improving Farm Safety for H2A Workers on Tobacco Farms

Award Amount: $3,941
Institution: The University of Tennessee
Project Director: Xiurui Cui (xcui10@utk.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 Exploratory Projects ($5,000 maximum)
Summary
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Helping Farmers Navigate the Risks and Challenges to Producing and Selling Hemp in California and Oregon

Award Amount: $49,999
Institution: National Center for Appropriate Technology
Project Director: Rex Dufour (rexd@ncat.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved
Summary
Hemp is an agricultural commodity that became federally legal two years... More

Helping Tennessee Farmers Evaluate and Implement New Enterprises and Marketing Strategies

Award Amount: $49,972
Institution: University of Tennessee Extension, Center for Profitable Agriculture
Project Director: Megan Leffew (mleffew@utk.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
The Helping Tennessee Farmers Evaluate and Implement New Enterprises and Marketing... More

Hemp Risk Management Education in Pennsylvania

Award Amount: $30,000
Institution: The Pennsylvania State University
Project Director: Claudia Schmidt (czs786@psu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
With the legalization of industrial hemp production in Pennsylvania in 2018,... More

Implementing Risk Management and Marketing Plans for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers in Georgia

Award Amount: $99,961
Institution: National Crop Insurance Services
Project Director: Laurence Crane (laurencec@ag-risk.org)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved Producers
Summary
Applied education consisting of sequential workshops, supplemented by personal assignments and... More

Improving Delivery of Risk Education for Farmers at the Southern SAWG Conference

Award Amount: $5,000
Institution: Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group
Project Director: Keith Richards (keith@ssawg.org)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 Exploratory Projects ($5,000 maximum)
Summary
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Improving Farm Goal Setting and Decision-making while Increasing Farm Mental Aptitude, Mindset Tactics, and Stress Resiliency

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Iowa State University
Project Director: Larry Tranel (tranel@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Farm mental health concerns have increased five fold in the... More

Improving Understanding & Consistent Application of the Montana Food Policy Modernization Law

Award Amount: $49,974
Institution: AERO
Project Director: Lindsay Ganong (lganong@aeromt.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
AERO implemented two successful workshop series helping Montana producers mitigate... More

Increasing Access and Participation in Crop Insurance Programs among Underserved and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers through Risk Management Education, Culturally Appropriate Outreach, and Technical Assistance

Award Amount: $99,999
Institution: Michigan Food and Farming Systems
Project Director: Jennifer Silveri (jen@miffs.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved Producers
Summary
This project addresses production, market, financial, and legal risk management... More

Introduction to Risk Mitigation through Human Resource Management: An Online Certificate Program.

Award Amount: $42,001
Institution: AgSafe
Project Director: Theresa Kiehn (theresa@agsafe.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
The AgSafe Introduction to Risk Mitigation through Human Resources Management: An... More

Leasing Land 101: Equipping Women Landowners and Tenant Farmers with Farmland Leasing Knowledge and Skills to Reduce Legal, Financial, and Human Risk

Award Amount: $34,502
Institution: The Ohio State University
Project Director: Beth Scheckelhoff (scheckelhoff.11@osu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This risk management project covers Legal, Financial, and Human Risk... More

Managing Production and Financial Risk in Forage Production in Mississippi

Award Amount: $48,970
Institution: Mississippi State University
Project Director: Jeff Johnson (jeff.johnson@msstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This project will provide training for forage and cattle producers in... More

Managing Production, Financial, and Marketing Risks : Producer Education on Contract Development and Crop Insurance Decisions in Industrial Hemp Production

Award Amount: $60,869
Institution: University of Tennessee
Project Director: Aaron Smith (aaron.smith@utk.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved Producers
Summary
In the last three years, interest in industrial hemp production... More

Managing Production, Financial, and Marketing Risks: Producer Education on Contract Development and Crop Insurance Decisions in Industrial Hemp Production

Award Amount: $53,967
Institution: University of Maryland
Project Director: Paul Goeringer (lgoering@umd.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance
Summary
In the last three years, interest in industrial hemp production... More

Managing risk associated with the use of automatic milking and feeding systems (robots) in dairy farms of the Southern region.

Award Amount: $49,976
Institution: Virginia Tech
Project Director: Gonzalo FERREIRA (gonf@vt.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
The use of automated systems (also known as "robots") is... More

Managing Risks for Beginning Farmers in Urban Agriculture: focused on SD/LR Women, African American and LatinX growers

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Urban Growers Collective
Project Director: Erika Allen (erika@urbangrowerscollective.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved Producers
Summary
Urban Growers Collective will provide risk management education for producers... More

Marketing and Legal Risk Management for Beginning Farmers Accessing Wholesale Markets

Award Amount: $96,495
Institution: Trustees of Tufts College
Project Director: Timothy Griffin (timothy.griffin@tufts.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance
Summary
To better equip beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers who are... More

Mastering Farm Risk Management ("MyFaRM")

Award Amount: $98,085
Institution: University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Project Director: Nicole Cook (nlcook@umes.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance
Summary
This project delivers free, in-person and online classes for underserved... More

Measuring unmet labor needs, identifying resource gaps, and characterizing recruitment and retention strategies for Colorado’s agricultural workforce

Award Amount: $5,000
Institution: Colorado State University
Project Director: Alexandra Hill (alexandra.e.hill@colostate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 Exploratory Projects
Summary
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Minimizing Risks of Historically Underserved Producers through Outreach, Capacity Building and Increased Markets

Award Amount: $99,952
Institution: SouthEast Michigan Producers Association (SEMPA)
Project Director: Cary Junior (sempafarms@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved Producers
Summary
The Southeast Michigan Producers Association (SEMPA) is cooperative comprised of Socially... More

Mitigating Risk Across Common Barriers to Profitability

Award Amount: $30,000
Institution: Annie's Project--Education for Farm Women
Project Director: Doris Mold (doris@anniesproject.org)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This project will provide an opportunity for a cross sector of... More

Mitigating Risks for Beginning Farmers Evaluating Entering the Hemp Market

Award Amount: $30,000
Institution: University of Vermont
Project Director: Heather Darby (heather.darby@uvm.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This project will develop and deliver educational resources to 1100 beginning... More

Navigating an Uncertain Farm Employment Environment with Comprehensive Support

Award Amount: $49,585
Institution: Farm Commons
Project Director: Rachel Armstrong (rachel@farmcommons.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Through this project, 220 farmers in Minnesota and Wisconsin will... More

Nevada Risk Management Project for Producers Undeserved by Crop Insurance

Award Amount: $60,000
Institution: University of Nevada, Reno
Project Director: Staci Emm (emms@unce.unr.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved
Summary
The “Nevada Risk Management Project for Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance” will... More

New York Dairy and Livestock Risk Management Education Project

Award Amount: $100,000
Institution: Cornell University
Project Director: Christopher Wolf (caw364@cornell.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance
Summary
New York dairy and livestock producers are underserved by Federal... More

Oklahoma Statewide Women in Agriculture Conference

Award Amount: $5,000
Institution: OSU Extension
Project Director: Sonya McDaniel (sonya.mcdaniel@okstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 Exploratory Projects ($5,000 maximum)
Summary
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Passing it On: A Farm Succession Education and Resource Collaborative for California

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: California FarmLink
Project Director: Nathan Weller (nathan@cafarmlink.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This proposal expands upon FarmLink’s farm succession work across California... More

Phase II: Estate and Farm Succession Planning and the Next Generation of Farmers in Alabama

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: Alabama A&M University
Project Director: Duncan M Chembezi (duncan.chembezi@aamu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Phase II focuses on estate and succession planning to address... More

Positioning for Success - Risk Management Education for Forage Farmers

Award Amount: $23,226
Institution: Midwest Forage Association
Project Director: Jon Dockter (mfa@midwestforage.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved Producers
Summary
Forages, including alfalfa/alfalfa-grass mixtures, are the nation’s 3rd most valuable field... More

Promoting Risk Management Education for Baltimore Urban Farmers

Award Amount: $7,000
Institution: University of Maryland
Project Director: Michael Elonge (melonge@umd.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance
Summary
This project promotes risk management education to urban farmers by teaching... More

Providing Risk Management Education on Crop Insurance Products and Risk in Agriculture to Underserved Beginning, Veteran, Retiring/Transitioning, and Other Socially Disadvantaged Farmers/Ranchers in Wyoming 2020-21.

Award Amount: $60,000
Institution: University of Wyoming
Project Director: John Hewlett (hewlett@uwyo.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved
Summary
The overall goal of this project is to ensure that... More

Putting the Tools to Work: Strategies and support for sound business decision making

Award Amount: $33,193
Institution: CISA
Project Director: Kelly Coleman (kelly@buylocalfood.org)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This project will help western Massachusetts farmers address financial risk. Participants... More

Rapid Response to Emerging Risk for Beginning Farmers

Award Amount: $94,889
Institution: Land Stewardship Project
Project Director: Karen Stettler (stettler@landstewardshipproject.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved Producers
Summary
The goal of Rapid Response to Emerging Risks for Beginning... More

Reducing Climate Change Risks for Farmers and Ranchers in the Sierra Nevada Foothills

Award Amount: $49,990
Institution: University of California Cooperative Extension
Project Director: Cindy Fake (cefake@ucanr.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Climate change has significantly increased risks for producers in the northern... More

Reducing Risk and Improving Resiliency for New England Women Livestock Producers in Sustainable Agriculture

Award Amount: $32,122
Institution: University of New Hampshire Sponsored Programs Administration
Project Director: Elaina Enzien (elaina.enzien@unh.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This program will provide an opportunity for women livestock producers... More

Reducing Risk in Fruit and Veg Production through Improved On-Boarding of New Farm Employees

Award Amount: $29,631
Institution: Cornell University
Project Director: Elizabeth Higgins (emh56@cornell.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
In “Reducing Risk in Fruit and Veg Production through Improved On-Boarding... More

Reducing Wildfire and Drought Risk for Forest Producers in the San Juan Islands: Overcoming Barriers and Catalyzing Action

Award Amount: $49,341
Institution: Northwest Natural Resource Group
Project Director: Kirk Hanson (kirk@nnrg.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Forest producers in Washington’s San Juan County face challenging conditions because... More

Risk Management and Emergency Preparedness in Puerto Rico

Award Amount: $99,792
Institution: University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
Project Director: Alexandra Gregory (alexandra.gregory@upr.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved Producers
Summary
In 2017 hurricane María stroked Puerto Rico and in the beginning... More

Risk Management Education - Preparing Agricultural Decision Makers, 2020-21

Award Amount: $98,640
Institution: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Project Director: Steven Klose (sklose@tamu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved Producers
Summary
An extended period of continued low commodity prices, growing debt,... More

Risk Management Education for Dairy and Beef Producers in AZ, NM, and NV

Award Amount: $99,990
Institution: University of Arizona
Project Director: Russell Tronstad (tronstad@ag.arizona.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved
Summary
Primary goals of this project are to improve the risk... More

Risk Management Education for Farmers With On-Farm Visitors

Award Amount: $24,473
Institution: Iowa State University of Science and Technology
Project Director: Kendra Meyer (ksmeyer@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This project is building off previous in-person workshops to give... More

Risk Management Education for Maine Aquaculture Producers Through Strategic Business Planning

Award Amount: $37,943
Institution: Maine Aquaculture Association
Project Director: Christian Brayden (christian@maineaqua.org)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This project will focus on improving risk management education for Maine... More

Risk Management Education for Massachusetts Producers Underserved by Federal Crop Insurance and USDA Disaster Programs

Award Amount: $99,991
Institution: University of Massachusetts
Project Director: Lisa McKeag (lmckeag@umext.umass.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance
Summary
The project addresses underserved specialty crop and dairy producers who... More

Risk Management Education for Nebraska Livestock and Forage Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance

Award Amount: $63,684
Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Project Director: Jay Parsons (jparsons4@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved Producers
Summary
This project will focus on delivering risk management education to... More

Risk Management Education in Vermont 2020-2021

Award Amount: $99,139
Institution: The University of Vermont
Project Director: Jake Jacobs (jake.jacobs@uvm.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance
Summary
This project concentrates risk management and crop insurance education to new... More

Risk Management Hands-on Education of Federal Insurance programs and Business Tools for Dairies in the Western Region

Award Amount: $86,238
Institution: Regents of the University of Idaho
Project Director: Hernan Tejeda (htejeda@uidaho.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved
Summary
This project addresses risk management topics covering marketing and financial risk by... More

Risk Management Strategies for Iowa’s Beginning and Women Farmers in Uncertain Times

Award Amount: $100,000
Institution: Iowa State University of Science and Technology
Project Director: Madeline Schultz (schultz@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved Producers
Summary
In 2020, the uncertainty of global trade, a global pandemic, and... More

Risk Management Tools and Resources for Western Livestock Producers

Award Amount: $99,591
Institution: Utah StateUniversity
Project Director: Ryan Feuz (ryan.feuz@usu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved
Summary
USU proposes to work with Master Stockman Consulting (MSC), RMA and... More

Simplifying Risk Management Through Collaboration and Innovation

Award Amount: $96,500
Institution: University of Connecticut
Project Director: Joseph Bonelli (joseph.bonelli@uconn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Northeast ERME - 2020 Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance
Summary
Risk management subject topics:Production risk management strategies including crop insurance... More

Strategic Investment in Limited-Resource Farmers to Mitigate and Manage Risk in Mississippi

Award Amount: $49,644
Institution: National Center for Appropriate Technology
Project Director: Rockiell Woods (rockw@ncat.org)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
i. NCAT’s project addresses Aspirational Goals of production, marketing, financial, legal,... More

Strengthening Veteran Farms through Risk Management Education

Award Amount: $42,410
Institution: Veterans In Agriculture
Project Director: Beth Grabau (beth@veteransinagriculture.org)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved Producers
Summary
Veterans have a unique and varied interest in agriculture. Many... More

Structuring the Farm to Succeed: What Farm Business Entity is Right for You

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: University of Minnesota Extension
Project Director: C. Robert Holcomb (holcombr@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
University of Minnesota extensions agricultural business management team, in partnership with... More

Teaching Livestock and Horticulture Production and Financial Risk Management to New and Beginning Oklahoma Veteran Farmers.

Award Amount: $34,922
Institution: Oklahoma State University
Project Director: Joshua Campbell (joshua.campbell@okstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
This project addresses production, marketing and financial risks generally experienced by... More

Testing the Climate Resilience Toolkit: Appropriate Climate Change Adaptation Tools for Small-scale and Diversified Farms

Award Amount: $5,000
Institution: Rhizobia
Project Director: Natalia Pinzon Jimenez (natalia@nataliapinzon.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 Exploratory Projects
Summary
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The Art of Range Podcast: Reaching Ranchers Nationwide with New Risk Education

Award Amount: $49,789
Institution: WSU Kittitas County Extension
Project Director: Tipton Hudson (hudsont@wsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
The Art of Range podcast was established in 2018 to... More

Underserved Producers Strengthened through Technical Assistance and Risk management Training (UPSTART)

Award Amount: $100,000
Institution: Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association
Project Director: nathan harkleroad (nathan@albafarmers.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved
Summary
The project will strengthen the financial risk management capacity of 100... More

Using Crop Insurance and Preharvest Marketing Strategies to Improve Grain Marketing Risk Management for Kansas Farmers

Award Amount: $49,999
Institution: Kansas State University
Project Director: Daniel O'Brien (dobrien@ksu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Kansas State University has an established record of providing innovative... More

Virginia Sustainable Farms and Agribusiness Education Initiative

Award Amount: $48,584
Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Project Director: John Bovay (bovay@vt.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
The goal of the project is to enhance farm viability... More

Western Meat School: A hybrid in-person and online learning experience for farmers & ranchers to reduce marketing, financial, and legal risk and strengthen local meat supply chains.

Award Amount: $46,694
Institution: Oregon State University
Project Director: Rebecca Thistlethwaite (thistler@oregonstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Increasingly more livestock producers want to diversify and expand their market... More

Western Region Adaptive Ag Water Symposium

Award Amount: $5,000
Institution: The Dry Farming Institute
Project Director: Amy Garrett (dryfarminginstitute@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 Exploratory Projects
Summary
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What are the Odds: A Decision Tool to Simulate Probabilities of Success for Farm Transition Tools

Award Amount: $49,983
Institution: Oklahoma State University
Project Director: Shannon Ferrell (shannon.l.ferrell@okstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Recent research at Oklahoma State University suggests many farms may be... More

Who's Going to Fill My Shoes: Planning from the beginning to the end for succession in a farming operation education project

Award Amount: $35,118
Institution: Texas Corn Producers Association
Project Director: Angie Martin (angie@texascorn.org)
Funding Opportunity: Southern ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
In the next decade, Texas will experience the largest intergenerational land transfer... More

Whole Farm and Enterprise Financial and Production Records and Analysis to Improve Business Planning and Profit, Adapt Technology, Improve Family and Business Relationships and Communication, and Improve Farmer Well-Being

Award Amount: $48,724
Institution: Snow College
Project Director: Jay Olsen (jay.olsen@snow.edu)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
Through regular, one-on-one instruction and workshop activities, participants will grow a... More

Wildfire Preparedness: Assisting Ranchers with Wildfire Risk Minimization, Wildfire Response, and Post-Fire Recovery

Award Amount: $49,720
Institution: California Cattlemen's Association
Project Director: Kirk Wilbur (kirk@calcattlemen.org)
Funding Opportunity: Western ERME - 2020 Education Projects
Summary
2018 was California’s worst fire year on record, spurred in part... More

Winter Risk Management Webinar Series

Award Amount: $84,563
Institution: Iowa State University of Science and Technology
Project Director: Emily Coll (ecoll@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: North Central ERME - 2020 ERME Underserved Producers
Summary
This project builds off successful online education modules from the... More